RJP-N to join Nepal govt if demands are met

ANI | Updated: Jan 08, 2018 20:43 IST

Kathmandu [Nepal], January 8 (ANI): The Rashtriya Janata Party-Nepal (RJP-N), which is an amalgamation of six Madhesh based parties, has shown willingness to join the new government in the country if their demands are fulfilled.

Anil Kumar Jha, member of the RJP-N (Ratriya Janata Party- Nepal) President Council said the party will join the new government if the demands they have raised are met.

"That will depend upon the structure of the government and which party will lead the government and who will be the Prime Minister because none of the parties have fulfilled the majority (provision). But, yes we can support the government if the Prime Minister and the party, which will lead the government, fulfills our demand of constitution amendment and work upon the Madhesi agendas," Jha said in an interview with ANI.

With a simple majority of 50 percent in the general election, alliance of leftist parties, Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist (CPN-UML) and the Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist Center are poised to take the lead to form the new government.

"We have the people's mandate to raise these voices and agendas which remains to be fulfilled in the next parliamentary sessions. If that is not fulfilled by the parliament then we must need to go the streets again," Jha said.

The RJP-N won 11 seats in parliament which were contested under First Past the Post election system.

The CPN-UML has won highest seat of 48 in the parliament in the general election held in two phases in November and December, 2017.

The amendment bill which was previously dissolved in parliament, the RJP-N is now expecting to get it endorsed in the new parliament.

"Any of the party which is in Nepali parliament we can support but all depends upon the issue of constitution amendment and the fulfillment of the demands and necessity of our people, the people of madhesh," Jha added.

After the commencement of the general elections Nepal will be holding the election of National Assembly in February which will ultimately pave the way for the formation of the new government.

As of now, Chairman of the CPN-UML KP Oli is expected to be the next prime minister who will remain in the post for two and a half year after which Maoist Center Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal will retain the post as per the power sharing deal made between duo in September. (ANI)